Lake Lompico crew Environment Local News Outdoors 

Lake Lompico: A Labor of Love

Restoration and Demonstration Project in Progress  By Julie Horner Through the San Lorenzo Valley Native Habitat Restoration Program under the auspices of the Valley Women’s Club, the Lompico Pond Restoration and Demonstration Project involves a group of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts who have been meeting on the last Saturday of every month to restore a small mountain lake. Affectionately known as… Read More
Environment Local News 

AmeriCorps Team Improves San Lorenzo Valley Native Habitat

An AmeriCorps team led by San Lorenzo Valley Native Habitat Restoration Program founder and advisor Linda Skeff weeded invasive plants from the native plant demonstration beds at the San Lorenzo Valley Museum Grace Gallery in Boulder Creek on a rainy Saturday in April. Linda said of the work, “We got a good head start!” While the AmeriCorps team is here… Read More
hot rods of boulder creek Environment Facebook Groups Local News 

Hot Rods of Bear Creek Road

Facebook Page Calls Attention to the Valley’s Abandoned Vehicles By Julie Horner There’s nothing like an inspiring drive through the Santa Cruz Mountains. Occasionally, however, the view is interrupted by the sight of an obviously inoperable vehicle abandoned on the side of the road. In August of 2021, a Facebook page was created by locals to chronicle abandoned cars on… Read More
backyard burn permit Environment Local News 

CAL FIRE Burn Permits Required Beginning May 1

Starting May 1 CAL FIRE permits will be required for hazard reduction backyard burning. Obtain permits at burnpermit.fire.ca.gov. Applicants will be required to watch a short educational video in order to submit the application. Cal Fire will review the application then schedule a site visit to note stipulations on the permit depending on conditions at the burn location. Stipulations or… Read More
Albino Redwoods Gale McCreary Column: Gale McCreary Environment Outdoors 

Albino Redwoods: The Ghosts of the Forest

Contributors to a Mighty and Interconnected Family By Gale McCreary It is a student, crouched in the shamrock-like oxalis plants on the shady redwood forest floor, who first alerts me to the mutant. With careful steps I approach the young man as he poses, one knee on his flattened blaick backpack, the other raised as a writing table for his… Read More